While I was in the UK I saw a great cushion made with the selvedges from fabrics. Selvedges are the bit on the side of the fabric. Many times they are printed with words, many have spots of colour on them so you know what colours match the fabric you are buying. I just loved the look of the cushion, planning to make one as soon as I can save or find enough selvedges to do so.
Here is the cushion I found using them.
I was surfing the web and came across some examples at Sew Mama Sew blog. They look great. Apparently I am not the only one who likes this look.
If you want to see more just following the link below.